Sports  December 20, 2014
Suarez opens league account, Messi at double
BarcelonaLuis Suarez scored his first La Liga goal and Lionel Messi netted twice as Barcelona moved to within a point of leaders Real Madrid with a 5-0 thrashing of Cordoba in their final game of the year on Saturday.The hosts got off to a flying start as Pedro Rodriguez, once again deputising for Neymar, opened the scoring with a smart finish from Ivan Rak...  Full Story
Dortmund second from bottom after 10th defeat
David Selke, pictured, curled in a superb goal from 15 metres out wth only 3 minutes gone to put Bremen ahead against Borussia DortmundBorussia Dortmund's Bundesliga crisis deepened on Saturday after suffering their tenth defeat of the season in losing 2-1 at fellow strugglers Werder Bremen to drop to second from bottom.Having started December at the foot of the table, Dortmund can finish 2014 back at the bottom if Freiburg score and pick up a point against Hanover 96 on Sunday.Do...  Full Story
Luis Suarez opens Barca league account
Luis Suarez (left) outplays Inigo Lopez during BarcelonaLuis Suarez celebrated Barcelona's final La Liga game of 2014 with his first league goal for the club in their 5-0 win over Cordoba at the Camp Nou on Saturday. After joining the Catalan outfit in the summer and serving a four-month ban for a bite on Giorgio Chiellini at the World Cup, the Uruguayan had gone seven Liga games without finding the net...  Full Story
New sports stars to watch for in 2015
Paulo Dybala (centre) outsmarts AC MilanAFP Sports writers make their picks of who will be the new names to watch out for in 2015:FOOTBALLPAULO DYBALA (Argentina)- Dybala, who recently turned 21, has already been in Europe for two and a half years, joining Italian Serie A side Palermo from Instituto in his native Argentina in 2012. Already a standout in his homeland when just a teenager,...  Full Story
Kjetil Jansrud continues hot streak with super-G win
Kjetil Jansrud competes in the World Cup menNorway's Olympic super-G champion Kjetil Jansrud won his fourth World Cup race of the season on Saturday taking the super-G at Val Gardena.The 29-year-old -- who was winning the seventh race of his career -- timed 1min 33.87sec, 46hundreths of a second quicker than Dominik Paris of Italy with Austrian Hannes Reichelt third, 54hundreths of a second ...  Full Story
Lindsey Vonn claims 61st World Cup win in Val d'Isere
Lindsey Vonn, pictured, notches up her 61st World Cup win with success in the womenLindsey Vonn notched up her 61st World Cup win with success in the women's downhill at Val d'Isere on Saturday.The four-time overall World Cup champion claimed her latest race by clocking a time of 1min 44.47 sec to edge Germany's Viktoria Rebensburg and Austria's Elisabeth Goergl, who shared second at 19 hundredths of a second behind the American....  Full Story
David Silva steps up as Man City reel Chelsea in
David Silva celebrates scoring his second goal during Manchester CityDavid Silva filled in for Manchester City's absent strikers as the champions beat Crystal Palace 3-0 on Saturday to move level on points with Premier League leaders Chelsea.City were missing Sergio Aguero, Edin Dzeko and Stevan Jovetic due to injury, but they secured an eighth consecutive victory in all competitions thanks to Silva's second-half br...  Full Story
Morgan replaces Cook as England's World Cup captain
Eoin Morgan will lead England for the tri-series in Australia after Christmas and then the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand in February and MarchEoin Morgan has replaced the out-of-form Alastair Cook as England's World Cup captain, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced on Saturday.Cook has scored just one fifty in his last 22 one-day innings for England and has paid the price for failing to stop the rot during his country's recent 5-2 series defeat in Sri Lanka.Morgan will lea...  Full Story